Orange Theory Fitness


  • 5:15 pm, BG: 151
  • 5:45 pm, BG: 154, Start workout
    • Floor- 2 x (5 x leg balance with bicep curl-each leg, 10 x s/a shoulder press with rotation)
    • Floor- 2 x (5 x alt lateral lunge to suitcase squat-each leg, 10 x speed skaters)
    • Floor- 2 x (10 x plank bird dog, 10 x reverse crunch)
    • Floor- AMRAP (1 x all above exercises until time)
    • Elliptical- 4 x (1 min push, 1 min base)
    • Elliptical- 1 min push, 30 sec base, 30 sec all out
    • Row- 10 min row for distance
    • Floor- 30 sec power sit up, 1 min plank, 30 sec power sit up
    • Elliptical- 30 sec all out, 1 min base, 30 sec all out
    • Row- 30 sec all out, 1 min base, 30 sec all out
    • Stretch
  • 6:45 pm, BG: 92, End workout
  • 7:15 am, BG: 80, 30 Minutes Post Workout

Since I deviated from my training plan to complete the 4x4x48 challenge, I decided not to do the 6 mile run I originally had scheduled and I went to OTF instead. I wanted to get some extra sleep this morning so I went to the 5:45 pm class after work. It was a “strength” day but not a typical one since it included a fair amount of body weight only work on the floor and the row was definitely geared more towards endurance. I skipped the tread since my foot is still bothering me* and opted to use the elliptical.

I had a bunch of meetings at work today and didn’t get to eat my protein heavy lunch until later in the day. Since I knew I was going to the evening class, I didn’t bolus as much insulin for my meal as I normally would and let my BGs run a bit higher since I thought the workout today would lower my BGs.** I didn’t know exactly what the workout was but I knew I wouldn’t be pushing myself to my limit since I’m still recovering from the weekend. Since I didn’t push myself as hard, my heart rate wouldn’t be as high and the lower intensity was more likely to drop BGs rather than spike them. I didn’t reduce my basal for the workout though since I knew my lunch protein would still be impacting my BGs. About 45 mins post-workout, I was still hanging around 78-80 so I had a few walnuts (low carb, high fat, some protein) for a slight bump and to stabilize before I go to bed.

* I’m doing a lot to try to get this recovered before my next race. Ice, epsom salt baths, massage, stretching and lots of anti-inflammatory foods (turmeric, beets, tuna, garlic, etc.) have been my friends here.

**Orange Theory classes are all HIIT style but are divided into four sub categories (Endurance, Strength, Power and ESP) so the focus changes each day and depending on the class, could either raise or lower my BG.

The content on this site is not intended to be medical advice. Always consult your doctor before beginning a fitness regimen or adjusting your diabetes management strategy.

Published by Jenny Nat


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